HAVANA TIMES – After Hurricane Matthew passed through Cuba in October 2016, the Coordinator of Solidarity with Cuba in Madrid, Spain conducted a campaign to collect funds, reported cubainformación.tv.
With the money obtained and in collaboration with the organization SODEPAZ, it was agreed to invest in purchasing water filters to deliver to the affected families in the province of Guantánamo, especially in the city of Baracoa.
Throughout the year 2017, a total of 470 ceramic filters were distributed for water purification for human consumption, benefitting approximately 1,880 persons (an average of four per home).
The filters were acquired in the factory of the Integrated Center of Water Technologies (CITA) of Camagüey.
Note: to learn about the history and effectiveness of these filters read the following Havana Times report: Cuba Makes Needed Water Filters but Production is Low